Rumi

The hurt we embrace

The hurt we embrace

That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it to your arms where it can change. A silkworm eating leaves makes a cocoon. Each of us weaves a chamber of leaves…Read more
The Buddhist Sufi

The Buddhist Sufi

Last night my soul asked a question of existence. Why are you upsidedown with flames in your belly? Happy, unhappy, indigo-orange like the sky? Why are you an off-balance wobbling…Read more
new rule

new rule

It's the old rule that drunks have to argue and get into fights. The lover is just as bad: he falls into a hole. But down in that hole he…Read more
The Ocean

The Ocean

Late by myself, in the boat of myself, no light and no land anywhere, cloudcover thick. I try to stay just above the surface, Yet I'm already under and living…Read more
With Passion

With Passion

With passion pray. With passion work. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?…Read more
Human being

Human being

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion Or cultural system. I am not from the east or the west. Not out of…Read more
Become the sky

Become the sky

Inside this new love, die. Your way begins on the other side. Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into…Read more
Breathe into me

Breathe into me

At night I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon…Read more
Guest house

Guest house

This being human is a guest house, every morning a new arrival…a joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all.…Read more
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